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Get ready! Customer Appreciation Day 2014 is almost here!

Get ready! Customer Appreciation Day 2014 is almost here!

Every summer, we invite each of our customers out to CJ's to show their Mustang, grab some free food and drinks, and to hang out with the CJ's team and with hundreds of other enthusiasts. We do this to say thank you.

A line of cars arriving at CAD 2013.

What, When, & Where?

CJ Pony Parts has now been in business for 30 years and, for the last 14 years, we've held a massive, FREE car show at our facility in Harrisburg to thank every one of those customers who have been part of that journey. This year's Customer Appreciation Day is going to be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 9am-2pm ET at our Harrisburg, PA campus.

Anyone with a Ford Mustang, Ford Focus ST, Ford Fiesta ST and Ford F-150 EcoBoost is invited to show their vehicles. Our Premium Parking Permit program is going to be returning as well, so if you're in the market for a prime spot, we recommend checking our blog over the next few weeks, as we'll be releasing details on that program there, soon.

Anyone showing their Mustang or EcoBoost vehicle can enter into the Popular Vote Car Show. This is free to all attendees, and you can win in one of the following categories this year:

  • Best Early Model Mustang (1964.5-1978)
  • Best Fox Body Mustang (1979-1993)
  • Best SN95 Mustang (1994-2004)
  • Best S197 Mustang (2005-2014)
  • Best of Show

Giving Back

While CAD is a free car show and our way to thank our loyal customers, CJ Pony Parts also wants to support the local community that's been so gracious to us for the last 30 years. Therefore, we also use Customer Appreciation Day as an opportunity to give back. For the last several years, we've partnered with The Four Diamonds Fund and contributed $30,000 just last year from all of our donations collected from the CAD event.

This year, we're very excited to be supporting them again. Throughout the day, there will be many opportunities for you to help this worthwhile cause, including buying a CAD t-shirt, taking part in one of the charity auctions, or even just contributing monetarily in one of the buckets that students from one of our local high schools will be walking around with. Together, we're positive that we can make this our best year yet!

CAD 2013 check presentation to The Four Diamonds Fund.

If you aren’t familiar with the outstanding work that The Four Diamonds Fund does, here is a bit about them from their website:

The mission of The Four Diamonds Fund is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support and innovative research. Any family with a child being treated for pediatric cancer at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital is automatically eligible for support. The fund has helped more than 3,300 children and families since 1972. Approximately 100 new families receive support each year.

CAD Activities

The car show isn't the only excitement throughout the day. We'll also have some great music all day, plus a variety of free food and drinks available. The famous CJ's Prize Wheel will be fully stocked with some great prizes for 2014, plus we'll have raffles, silent auctions and guided tours available throughout the day. We'll also be bringing back the Kid's Zone, with some great activities and face painting for the kids.

With all this going on, CJ's Customer Appreciation Day isn't just for the Mustang enthusiast; it's a great day for the whole family! Make sure you mark August 9th on your calendar! We hope to see each and every one of you there!

The Kids Zone at CAD 2013



hopefully i can get my mustang fixed up in time for it.

Do you allow cars for sale to be in the show?

Sure, as long as it is a Mustang, you may display a 'for sale' sign in the window.

A friend at my work told me about yourCAd event, I've never been to one, I own a newer mustang. But do I need to sign up?

Thank you,

Hi Matt! No need to register or sign up--the car show is completely free--just show up this Saturday, anytime from 9-2.

However, if you'd like a reserved spot in the front of our building to better display your Mustang, feel free to check out our Premium Parking Permit program. It only costs $25 and the entire purchase price benefits The Four Diamonds Fund.

Learn more:

Either way, we hope to see you on Saturday!

Are all of the premium spots filled? The link above doesn't work.


Yes, all spots are filled. We sold out on Monday.

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